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halo eyes

i've wanted halo eyes for a looong time since they first came out... now they have em for the hornet

what does anyone know about these? easy to install?

HALO Angel Eyes Honda CB 600 900 F Hornet S 98-now : eBay Motors (item 180490265711 end time Apr-15-10 08:27:50 PDT)

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post #2 of 22 Old 04-07-2010, 12:33 PM
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I hope they work better than the sellers english skills.

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Is it a light ring that replaces the standard bulb? Not sure if it's just for illustrative purposes, but the examples they show don't have the standard bulbs illuminated, just the rings. Kind of looks like it could leave you less visible to cars on the road verus a standard headlight.

It does look kind of cool on some the bikes with two headlights - very much like a set of eyes - but on the single round headlight of the 919 it doesn't seem to look so impressive.

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I'm under the impression that the halo is nothing more than a frosted ring lit by LEDs.


... and I agree with frankly, quite frankly - looks better on bikes with dual set-up.

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I'm going to be on the other side of the fence and say that they actually look like halos with just the one headlight. I like!

I'd be interested in the ease of installation also, very much liking the orange one!

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It says "Angel eyes/parking light" Seems to be for posing in the parking lot. It looks cool on the dual headlights, but I definitely wouldn't try to ride that way.

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I'd love to see pics when you get them, they look pretty cool

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keep in mind, the ring pictured will work for a 919, but I seriously doubt it will work in a 599, due to dual buld set up the 599 used... just an fyi...

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Nice!
What color are you getting?

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They look like fluorescent rings...

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That is soooo squidly... WOW...



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That is soooo squidly... WOW...
hahahha thats perfect!


They actually look like a circular cold cathode commonly found in computer modding. They are typically not used for riding lights more of show / aesthetics.

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Maybe its the nerd in me, but i always wanted to do a red and blue light inside my headlight like the deflector dish on the USS Enterprise.... man I'm a geek.


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keep in mind, the ring pictured will work for a 919, but I seriously doubt it will work in a 599, due to dual buld set up the 599 used... just an fyi...
they have 2 models listed, 1 for the 919 and 1 for the 599 ; ) trust me i checked, as i'm swapping out to the 599 headlight as soon as i get my bike back.

they are really just for posing and what not, and ride with them on along with your headlight if you want as well. they look hella cool, both the single and dual halo setup

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After re-reading the ebay write-up, it looks like they're meant to be used in place of or in addition to 'parking lights'. None of the pictures show them with the headlight on and they say: "They are not allowed in the road traffic regulations."

They include: "on/off switch to switch them on and off seperatly, alternative they could be switched an and off together with the parking lights"

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After re-reading the ebay write-up, it looks like they're meant to be used in place of or in addition to 'parking lights'. None of the pictures show them with the headlight on and they say: "They are not allowed in the road traffic regulations."

They include: "on/off switch to switch them on and off seperatly, alternative they could be switched an and off together with the parking lights"
Yeah, but it says this also "also visible with switched on headlights"

That pains me to read that advertisement.

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So how much of a pain will it be to wire the headlight to turn on and off for posing, and wire in parking lights and the angel eye?
I don't know anything about wiring or electrical, so to me it seems like a lot of work.

Their scenario would require 2 or 3 on/off switches, since it seems the whole point is to be able to turn the headlight off and either parking lights or the angel eye (or both) on:
Headlight on/off
Parking lights on/off
Angel eye on/off
or parking lights and angel eye wired to operate together.

With a key and that many toggle switches you could launch a nuclear missile!

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lol mdtoney, not that complicated.... K.I.S.S.... just a simple on/off switch is needed with the positive wire/switch straight from the battery. very easy to do. that way if i ride with the headlight on, i can have it on/off. and when the bike is parked and off, i can have it on/off as well. this is not a priority for me, more of a bling thing but hey, i wouldnt mind installing it.... gonna keep the idea in the forefront for now....

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Oh to be able to invent something with no real purpose other than to make some people whip their credit cards out and give them numbers to me.

People, your bikes need this like you need them fake gold teeth with hatch marks that most of the stretched and chrome swingarm types have. Yo!
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Well Naked/SS, I say let people buy whatever the shit they want for their bike. It has no bearing on how they are as a rider or how many kilometres they've travelled.

I was talking to a mate of mine about them and he mentioned he had already bought one from that particular seller and installed it already! So I went over to have a look. It's quite nifty, though true to his Asian bones he's got LEDs all over the bike so it finishes the look quite nicely at night. It's nothing more than an aestheticly pleasing halo, but it is aesthetically pleasing to whoever's eye needs pleasing. The way he rigged it up is he wired it into his existing LEDs scattered around the bike which are turned on and off either by a manual switch or by remote he has on his key ring. I must say it's a treat for children walking past and having the bike light up like a blue christmas tree remotely.

I'll try get some photos of it tomorrow.

While himself as a rider has no bearing on what dictates what he wants to put on his bike, I still feel I should mention that this is a man who owns a Hornet 250 and Hornet 900, has done 110,000km on the Hornet 250 and 87,000km on the 900, both still going strong. So I'd say he's allowed to put whatever the hell he wants on his bike and whether you like it or not probably doesn't even register in his mind while he's having fun riding.

It would be quite a bland world if we all liked the same thing, right?

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